Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
. a housing cyclone that hollowed out more homes that hurricane katrina and sandy combined. the very definition of disaster needs broadening. we need to recapture the initial horror created by those single natural disaster and put it toward the relief of our on going national disasters. the energy gathered by gale force winds has the power to focus our public attention. superstorm sandy may help the electorate focus in the few days that remain in the 2012 presidential campaign. our vote on tuesday will be for a disaster manager and chief taking charge of a country in an economic state of emergency, building a society that leaves all of us more prepared for disaster. at my table is ari melber, msnbc contributor. norry tan dan, kate dawson and david rodi, a reuters columnist and contributor for the atlantic. thank you all for being here. >> i want to start with you. the article, the piece you wrote was about the inequalities that have been revealed in the con te context of sandy. >> i am one of the privileged new yorkers. there has always been divisions in the city but this storm broug
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
of catastrophe. 9/11, darfur, katrina, two wars in afghanistan and iraq, economic b instability, in the 2008 election, president obama captured our diversity in his being and his breath and organizing for many of us for him, felt like a social movement. it felt like ushering in a new era of our history. strategist martial gantz talks about how there was no concerted effort to keep the base mobilized, to make that grassroots movement continue to feel like a movement. four years later it's no surprise the president is not distancesed, is not removed. the new question will be whether millennial will equate their political disillusionment with the idea that their vote doesn't matter. >> it absolutely does. we'll talk more about how votes matter as soon as we get back. we've got more on this week in voter suppression. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles.